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Recommended Courses in the Freshman Year

First Semester     Second Semester
  • PSH 110 Principles of Psychology
  • A psychology content course or elective
    if student enters with PSH 110 credit
    (Group III or Group IV content course recommended)
  • PSH 202 Statistics for Psychology
  • A psychology content course or elective
    (Group III or Group IV content course recommended)


Recommended Courses in the Sophomore Year

First Semester Second Semester
  • PSH 301 Research Methods in Psychology
  • A psychology content course or elective
  • Two or three psychology content, application, or elective course


A minimum of one course from each of the five content areas is required.


 PSH 341 Biopsychology
 PSH 352 Sensation/Perception
 PSH 322 Learning
 PSH 351 Cognitive Process
 PSH 331 Personality
 PSH 332 Social Psychology
 PSH 384 Child Psychology
 PSH 484 Adolescence
 PSH 334 Abnormal Psychology
 PSH 486 Psych. Disorders of Childhood

*NOTE: For students entering the program in Fall 2019 or after, a grade of “C” or above is required in PSH 110 (or equivalent), PSH 202 (or equivalent), PSH 301, and all five content courses. Grades of“C-” or lower in these courses are NOT acceptable and require repeats unless otherwise specified. Students who entered the program prior to Fall 2019 may opt in to this requirement.

Prerequisite Courses

  • An introductory psychology course (PSH 110 or equivalent) is prerequisite for most other psychology courses.
  • PSH 202 Statistics for Psychology (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for PSH 301.

Further Recommendations

Transfer students should note that a minimum of 18 credits in psychology must be taken at Brockport.

Students should note that equivalent statistics courses taught in a department other than Psychology do not count toward credit requirements in the major and will require completion of one additional psychology elective course.

Students are advised to take the required psychology core courses (PSH 110, 202, 301) as early as possible, as these provide a foundation for the content courses in the major. Completion of the required core and content courses prior to the end of the student’s junior year will minimize the chance of being closed out of required courses in their senior year.

Last Updated 10/27/20

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